Guide at a Glance
Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan
Adventure, Heritage-History Tour, Hiking Trekking, Nature, Sightseeing
Japanese Level 2
I have lived in Japan since 1999 and I moved to the World Heritage island of Yakushima in 2011. I began guiding on Yakushima in 2013. I have experience of high altitude treks (over 5,000 metres) as well as expedition hikes in Europe and Asia. Yakushima has a number of great hikes through a wide variety of landscapes; from sub-tropical to sub-alpine. The island is a natural paradise, but it also has a historical and cultural story that sets it apart from mainland Japan.